Barcelona’s nightlife is almost as famous as its unique architecture – and Las Ramblas bars are a natural followup to any city visit.
That said, bars on Las Ramblas come in all shapes in sizes.
That’s why I’ll be making a distinction between the best Las Ramblas bars, cocktail bars ,and nightclubs to provide you with a more complete picture.
Bars near Las Ramblas
Bar Castells: An excellent bar to start your Catalan nightlife experience. This laid-back bar is ideal for grabbing a few quick beers or even a vermouth accompanied by some delicious tapas.
The atmosphere is that of a typical neighbourhood bar, simple and charming. And you’ll be served by staff that are seemingly plucked straight from an Almodovar film.
It is located in Plaça del Bonsuccés, just a stone’s throw from Las Rambla.
Super Classic: A seemingly traditional bar/vermuteria that is contrasted with modern decor. They make some of Barcelona’s best tapas, accompanied by excellent quality beer, homemade vermouth and a variety of craft cocktails. It is located behind La Boqueria Market on Carrer de les Floristes de la Rambla 14.
Irish Pub Temple: If you’re just looking to watch some football while sipping a cold beer, this is one of the best Irish bars in Barcelona. You can find it in Carrer Ferran 6, 20 meters from the Rambla.
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L’Ovella Negra Ramblas: One of Barcelona’s most historic bars, the Black Sheep comes complete with billiards, foosball and lots of young people eager to party.
If you’re looking for cheap drinks near La Rambla (most beer and sangria) you’ll find it in Carrer Sitges 5, 3 minutes from the Rambla in the El Raval neighbourhood.
Cocktail Bars near Las Ramblas
Carribean Club (pictured): Simply our favourite cocktail bar in the neighbourhood. Opened in the 70s, the Caribbean Club is an intimate space heavy on Cuban influences and a dedication to rum. The entrance is a tad difficult to find, but once you’re in, you’ll encounter a unique Carribean nautical theme.
This glorious establishment is as steeped in history as it is in Cuban warmth and hospitality. Not to mention an impressive rum collection that rivals any in town.
Barra & Art: A cocktail bar located in a 19th-century building right on the Rambla. It has a wide variety of tapas and cocktails prepared by professionals a professional staff. You can sip your cocktail with jazz and blues music in the background for a refined elegance that is rarely encountered in this neighbourhood.
El Bosc de Les Fades: As the name of the bar suggests, upon entering you will suddenly find yourself in an enchanted forest with fairies, trees and ponds. While it does have great cocktails, most people visit this Rambla establishment for a unique experience.
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El Museo-Cocktail Bar: This grand old tavern was originally opened by the owners of the legendary Boadas bar, way back in 1969, as an exclusive nightclub for Catalan aristocrats.
It now serves as a cocktail/bar museum of sorts that preserves the class and elegance of a bygone era. However, in spite of the beauty of its art deco furnishings, the real star here is the cocktails. Our favourites include one of the best old fashions in town, the Daiquiri no. 4, and the Classic Martini.
Discos Near Las Ramblas
Moog: A historic disco located just 50 meters from the Rambla that is open 365 days a year. The club consists of two small rooms, each of which offers different varieties of EDM and 80s dance depending on the night.
The Moog is a meeting point of sorts for Barcelona revellers of all sorts. Once inside, the soft lights and rumbling bass is sure to send you into a state of trance.
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Marula Café: Another pearl of the Barcelona night, but one that isn’t focused on EDM. Here you’ll encounter a wide variety of genres, including funk, soul, boogaloo, rock, disco, hip-hop, swing, rare grooves, afrobeat and jazz.
For this reason, it attracts a more varied clientele that ranging from 20 to 50 years old. But what really matters is its welcoming vibes that are perfect for visitors to party until the early morning.
Jamboree & Sidecar: These two separate locations are located in historic Plaça Reial, just 30 meters from the Rambla. The Jamboree is frequented by young people from all over the world who want to dance to the rhythm of the best R&B, Hip Hop, Dancehall or Indie Rock favourites.
The nearby Sidecar is a long-running local favourite that dates back to 1982. It is known as a spot where different musical tastes converge, offering everything from indie pop and afrobeat to rock and psychedelic.
Macarena Club: One of the most prestigious clubs in Barcelona that is conveniently located near the Rambla. The Macarena is characterized by the powerful sounds of house and techno music, meticulous interior design, and plentiful national and internationally-rated artists in a warm and cosmopolitan environment.
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Still Looking for the Best Bars on Las Ramblas?
There you have it, our complete list of Las Rambla bars. Each location is sure to provide a long night of fun in its own unique way.
Still not convinced? Drop me a line in the comments below and I’ll be quick with alternatives!
Enjoy La Rambla bars 🥂